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ABC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
alexander buckley a d.c. man was arrest and charged with first degree murder. the pentagon is bracing for a budget slash ahead of possible sequestration. the automatic spending cuts are slated if congress doesn't work out a deal by march 1. the cuts could leave thousands 3 a bind. >> it was said today unless congress acts soon some 800,000 civilian pentagon employees could be furloughed. the news is grim. margaret mckeepy's daughter is a civilian worker with the army. >> they said a lot of people are upset because they are going to be furloughed. they are good workers. >> a top pentagon official says some 800,000 civilian workers could be furloughed one day a week by april. that is a 20% pay cut unless congress acts to ward off nearly $50 billion in cuts the news is expected to kick in march 1. >> it is ridiculous. >> don johnson a retired civilian worker with the defense department says with all the money spent in iraq and afghanistan don't pick on the sven force. >> we are always an easy target. i think there are other options. if congress would just get their act together. >> alrea
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
the u.s. military. the announcement officially today from the pentagon, women will soon be able to serve in direct combat units. while it's been happening slowly in the field on its own for years during our dual wars of this last decade, and while it will open a huge number of jobs and career pathways for the women who volunteer to serve this country in uniform, it is a huge change in military tradition. a change in the tanks and in the trenches. a change announced at the highest levels today. it's where we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afgha
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
announcement from the pentagon yesterday. 202 is the area code. give us a call -- join us on facebook at facebook.com/c-span2. let's begin with a look at one of the headlines this morning from "the new york times," a profile of a photographer in iraq. let me share with you a paragraph or two from "the new york times." -- we will share with you some more from the announcement yesterday at the pentagon. first, some of your calls. wilson joins us from little rock, arkansas. caller: even the women, even though they are just as brave in their bravery, there is no doubt about their bravery. the physical ability and stamina -- i am an ex-. tripper from the military -- ex- paratrooper from the military. training for women has gotten easier capri -- easier. women can be distracting for men as well. host: the orders to end combat exclusion, seeing that it will level the playing field in careers. brian on the republican line from wisconsin. welcome to the program. caller: glad i got a hold of you. first time on the program. i am 71 years old. i believe that women are capable of going into the milit
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm PST
united states -- the pentagon lifts its ban on women in front line and combat roles. >> on the chopping block, germany's second-largest bank plans to fire up to 10% of its work force. the european union is at a crossroads, and the british prime minister, david cameron, says if the blockheads towards the centralized political union, then it is not for him and not for britain. >> german chancellor angela merkel has chosen her words very carefully, responding at the world economic forum in davos by voicing conditional optimism as far as europe's future goes. she says that patience is needed for structural reforms to take effect. >> she has also called for more regulation of the finance industry to avoid more turbulence, a point of contention with britain. both agree that competitiveness is the key, but how to go about that is the big question. >> david cameron brought his message with him to the swiss alps. in his address to the world leaders in doubles, he repeated his demands for big changes to the u.s. and britain's relationship to it -- in his address to world leaders in davos. >> i'm
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> shepard: trace, thank you. a historic move for the united states military. the pentagon will let women serve in hundreds of thousands of combat jobs. lots of women know all too well you don't have to go to the front lines to end up in combat. we'll get reaction from some of our men and women in uniform. plus word of a secret meeting about chandra levy. she's the former capitol hill intern who disappeared back in 2001 and her father says he's worried about what this new meeting might mean for her convicted killer. the new murder mystery from the journalists of fox news on this thursday fox report >> shepard: the enemy's bullet don't discriminate by gend examiner soon no longer will the u.s. military. panetta and the joint chief chairman announced they were lifting the ban on women in combat, one that stood since 1994. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> shepard: of course, women have been fighting and dying for this country for years. as battlefield lines have blurred, more women have found she was in the middle of t
FOX
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
right back.  >>> pentagon chief panetta makes it official opening combat positions to women. they should have to meet the same standard as men. panetta says the qualifications for women will not be lowered and spoke of the increased opportunity for female warriors. >> as we all know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> some roles in the special forces like navy seals and the army's delta force may take longer to open up. defense officials say military chiefs have until may 15th to report on their implementation plans. >>> u.s. schools are bracing for sweeping changes. education department says students with disabilities deserve a fair shot to play on traditional sports team. today officials will issue a directive telling schools must provide equal and alternative options. >>> hello, there. >> how are you? >> good, how are you? snow is on the way, not perfect with the afternoon commute. >> similar to yesterday? >> i think sort of a repeat performance. an inch. few spots will do a
FOX
Jan 25, 2013 5:00am EST
the beltway trying to get past the pentagon headed for the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> now to more on this cold winter weather we are having. looks like it will last into the weekend. >> lauren demarco has a look at how our roads are getting ready. good morning to you. >> reporter: one thing i can certainly confirm is it is very cold out here. very cold and the pavement is so cold, it is below 20 degrees. they are not salting the roads, pretreating for the anticipated snow this afternoon. so that is sort of interesting this morning. we had a couple of accidents yesterday morning around 8:30:00 a.m. on 95 in virginia near triangle. we had an accident involving a virginia state trooper and another one involving a v- d.o.t. vehicle and patrol officer. everyone involved suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. they should all be okay. you know what a mess that can create on the roads, particularly when there is snow during rush hour and that is what we are looking at for the afternoon rush today. taking a live look out there at th
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
possibility for pentagon employees. >> the ravens road to new orleans. coming up, we will hear >> perhaps one of the least heralded but most important parts of the reagan organization is one of its most tenured. -- the ravens organization is one of its most tenured. >> ozzie newsome. 11 news pete has the story. hi, pete. >> ozzie newsome is an unassuming. he likes to take long walks or on days like this, he will take the treadmill. if there is a better manager and in the nfl, i have not seen him. ozzie newsome would go into the nfl hall of fame as a manager if he were not already there as a player. if there is one thing we can point to form why the reagan sir but the regular season, it is -- the raven survive the regular season, it is ozzie. >> we knew don could play. it was just a matter of him getting on the field. >> while paul kruger took time to reach his potential, the potential was there. >> when i am around come paul does a lot of the extra stuff on in some. >> he gives banks he had some many talents to, on as replacements -- he gives thanks he had so many talents to tu
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
. >>> welcome back. they made history today at the pentagon when two men sat down press corps and announced a policy change that will change while this has been happening by itself and over the course of the last decade in our two wars, this officially opens up a ton of jobs and new pathways to leadership for women. about those two men, one of those was the outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. the other was a decorated veteran, bronze star recipient, four-star army general, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. he is general martin dempsey, and days before the big announcement at the pentagon, ted koppel sat down with him for our broadcast tonight. >> we all wear the same uniform and we all fire the same weapons. most importantly, we all take the same oath. >> reporter: and with that the chairman of the joint chiefs and the outgoing secretary of defense signed an order rescinding a 1994 rule that bars women from direct ground combat. tonight we're going to tell you a little about this low-key, low-profile four-star general. today he made history. but when the occasion calls for it, he'
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
the pentagon is planning to respond to north korea's new round of threats including nuclear tests and the vice president's sneaky strategy to try to pressure gun owners to support the administrations. pushing for new gun control laws. you are in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with the reshuffling at the white house. a few hours ago, president obama announced he is moving the deputy security adviser do into the position of white house chief of staff. today's big news as the president's clear response to complaints that women were not getting enough top level jobs. the white house correspondent has the latest information. jessica? update us on what's going on. it's a sensitive subject. >> it is. in choosing dennis mcdonough he chose comfort, friendship and trust over political pressure and the chance to make history that would have come for naming the first female chief of staff to the post. dennis donough is a long time trusted aid. here's what the president said when he announced the choice. >> i have been counting on dennis for nearly a decade. since i first came to washing
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 11:00am EST
pentagon's move to lift the ban on women in combat roles is sparking new concerns about the future effectiveness of units serving on the front lines. the latest on the controversial decision ahead. >>> as if the flu outbreak wasn't bad enough, a new strain of norovirus is cutting a trail through the u.s. arthel is shaking her head. a look who is most at risk, plus what you can do to stay healthy. arthel: only you were supposed to see that, jon scott. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ jon: new fallout now from the pentagon's decision to integrate women into combat units. defense secretary leon panetta officially lifted the ban yesterday. the move drawing strong criticism from critics and supporters. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon now. jennifer, what's been the reaction among men in the military? >> reporter: well hard to genera
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm PST
joins me to talk about the republicans' self-destruction. and later the pentagon lifts a ban on women in combat and the righties are all up in arms about that. goldie taylor will join me and we'll get her take. don't forget you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using the #edshow and we are coming right back. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> welcome back. they attempted to bully secretary of state clinton yesterday. they were back at it again today. senators mccain, johnson, and paul are ignoring the truth abo
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am EST
. richard wolffe joins me to talk about the republicans' self-destruction. and later the pentagon lifts a ban on women in combat and the righties are all up in arms about that. goldie taylor will join me and we'll get her take. don't forget you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using the #edshow and we are coming right back. >>> welcome back. they attempted to bully secretary of state clinton yesterday. they were back at it again today. senators mccain, johnson, and paul are ignoring the truth about the attack on benghazi so they can advance their right-wing agenda. secretary of state hillary clinton smacked down tea party senator ron johnson yesterday. johnson blundered again at senator john kerry's confirmation hearing today. >> you work with me then on an ongoing basis so we can get that behind us so we can find out what actually happened. >> senator, in all fairness, i think we do know what happened. i think that it is very clear. were you at the briefing with the tapes? >> no. >> well, there was a briefin
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
people head home or get ready to hit the town. >>> thousands of local workers at the pentagon could be in for major pay cuts. >>> and the landmark ruling that presid >>> this is a look at i-270 in montgomery county. the cars are moving well on this nigh. the snow has eased up and it's powdery, still a little bit slick out there. doug will have the forecast in a minute. >>> deadly anti-government protests mark the anniversary of the egyptian revolution that drove hosni mubarak from power two years ago. thousands of people filled major squares and streets across the country to call for a regime change. the clashes happened in sued. egyptian officials say more than 370 people were injured nationwide. >>> tonight, the pentagon has a warning for the 800,000 civilian employees, civilian employees. there will be layoffs and pay cuts by april. unless congress stops the mandatory budget cuts that are set for march 1st. officials say furloughed employees would lose one day of work each week through september. there has been no official notification to those employees about these cuts which would
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm PST
: can we go? >> greg: no. i want to keep talking about this. >> eric: coming up, pentagon wants to send women to front lines and put them in the middle of combat. is that something they really want to do? unemployment, enormous deficit, benghazi. all important issue. why did press corps ask jay carney about beyonce lipsynching four times. wait until you hear this tape. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ blan ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, children laughing ] move to the country, d live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. ♪ ♪ >> greg: i love that barry springsteen. pentagon is lifting a ban for women on combat. hooray. i guess. if cushing the combat role
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
the pentagon could see their paycheck shrink if congress doesn't act by march 1. the romneys passed on the inaugural ceremony, what a shock, but they are back in town tonight. we will have that and more. >> let's get to doug with the latest on the snow activity around town. >> we have the rooftop camera. a live shot down route 50 you can see the top of the screen brakes in the joseph cast -- overcast. you can see on the snow machine mode the steady area has pushed east and the fact that temperatures are so cold means every flake will stay around and we will have icy patches on roads. teens to low 20s now and closer to 12 or 13 by sunrise. we have the went weather advisory until 9:00. not so much for more snowflakes but possible icy patches. temperatures will definitely take a tumble later. tomorrow partly sunny, breezy and cold, close to freezing and before freezing sunday. very warm next week and possibility of a little wintry mix sleet and freezing rain early monday morning. back to you. >> a week away. >> i'm going to tell you where all the smart money s. 49ers are still favored but
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 11:00am PST
earthquake shut pentagon around -- shook people around fairfield at 3.1, a mile from downtown fairfield. an attempted kidnapping in antioch prompted a school to get school a lesson in stranger danger. this is after a report of a parent reporting an incident of their child outside sutter elementary school. our news reporter has that story. >> the principal says they always watch the kids at drop off but today teachers volume teared to add extra patrol and they will be talking to the kids today about not talking to strangers. >> there were a lot of eyes on the antioch kids headed into sutter elementary school after news of a man trying to abduct a 5th grader has parents and teachers on edge. >> i am scareed. i see little kids walking home and i am like... >> it is very unsettling. strange something like this could happen next to you where your kid goes to school. >> the principal said the boy walked from school to his ride which was across the park. >> a stranger was at the park, in a car, called the student over saying that he was going do pick the student up and the student said "i don'
SFGTV2
Jan 25, 2013 4:30am PST
one child at a time. we got some news last month that the pentagon purchased 5,000 copies. let me finish it. and it's for counter intelligence training, 101 and mandatory reading for they're course encounter intelligence. this is in tan sa any a. i went there when i was three years old and my father founded a medical center and my mother started a school. it was a wonderful childhood. i went to school with children from two dozen countries. with jews and christians and hindus and for me that was the way the world was. finally it came time to come back to america. i was in high school and really looking forward to coming back to a place whether i heard about fourth of jewels lies anulies . i got beat up. they said you're not from america. it wasn't in africa that i learned about racism but here in united states. we were completely broke and i did something real unpopular at the time. four days after high school i joind the united states army. not only to serve my country but to get the,gi bill to continue my education. then i saw young men and women from all across america. from fa
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
pentagon thinks through this in a way that doesn't put american lives at risk because the one thing that keeps men in combat right now fighting, as i've heard my entire life from veterans who have been there, it's not the flag. it's not the great idea of american democracy. it's your buddy next to you. and they leave no man. and if women are in combat, they will leave no woman behind. and the question is, will that, in any way, jeopardize the safety of men and women that are going to be fighting now in the future? >> yeah, joe, i just think we've moved beyond that, right? >> i hope not. i hope not, richard. we're talking about people's safety. move beyond what? >> yeah. the point is, everyone has to pass physical tests. just because you're a man doesn't mean to say that the physical tests are any different. and they won't be any different for a woman either. you have to have extreme levels of physical capability to be in a combat zone given the nature and the professionalism. and yes, the spirit of the american military. all i'm saying is we've moved beyond the idea that somehow that spi
Comedy Central
Jan 24, 2013 7:30pm PST
people at the pentagon, for example, so we've got a lot more people talking in real-time. so i think drone warfare is say safer, more effective form of warfare. less collateral damage and press blue on blue kills which is when we kill our own people. >> jon: what about a death star? >> i signed that petition. >> jon: did you really? why didn't you sign that petition? [ laughter ] when you think about it if you say it's sort of an easier technology, is that the kind of thing where -- you know, i always -- listen, i watch a lot of movies. anything like the clone armies, drones -- all those types of things. you see 30 years from now there may be robotic warfare where there are, you know killing fields of robots that are just kind of at each other. >> sure darfa. >> jon: who is that? >> defense -- >> jon: oh, yeah, yeah. >> yeah so they've got work going on right now to do that. i also think that there's a lot of work going on inside the military and outside the military to commercialize these but even to do humanitarian aid. i'm working with the navy on a helicopter that could be called
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 5:30am EST
background checks on gun sales. a new era is now under way in the u.s. military. the pentagon yesterday announced it has lifted a 20 year ban that prevented women from serving in combat roles. the move was approved by leon panetta who says it would strengthen the military and the country. >> when i fly into bethesda to visit wounded warriors, and when i've gone to arlington to bury our dead, there is no distinction that's made between the sacrifices of men and women in uniform. they served, they're wounded and they die right next to aech each each. >> senator john mccain supported the decision. >> the right thing to do. i support it. i just want us all to make sure that standards, particularly the physical standards are met, so that the combat gee efficiency are not degraded. but it's time to do that. the woman have proven their contributions. >> 152 women have died serving this nation in iraq and afghanistan. >>> a day after being grilled, hk returned to hill this time to introduce the man nominated to replace her, senator john kerry. >> he is a determined and effective representative
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
changes planned. >> for more on the pentagon's announcement, i spoke a short time ago to a former army sergeant who served in deployment in iraq. thank you very much for coming in. let me pick up on what the lieutenant general was saying. he says it is not sexist but it would be lowering standards to put women on the front line. >> the military is not lowering standards. women have been serving in combat for a decade now. and one of the other issues that the military struggle is with -- struggles with is that only 25% of people qualify for military service. unfortunately, 75% are to physically unfit, not educated enough, or have criminal backgrounds. if we want to get the best in military service, we need to make sure that women are part of the population. >> you have to open the door for everybody. they would have to meet physical fitness standards. they're not actually lowering standards. few served in iraq. >> i did. >> you were shot at. >> we took small arms fire and direct fire. that is true. >> you were in a combat position? >> that's right, i went on patrol with the infantry. th
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
combat roles is now becoming a reality. the pentagon lifted a ban on women in combat earlier today. it was recommended by the joint chiefs of staff announced today by defense secretary leon panetta. >> the fact is that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our missions. if they can meet the qualifications involved here, there is no reason why they should not have a chance. >> the move will open up more than 230,000 battlefront post. o woman may still be excluded from certain positions like navy seals. a number of young women have been signing up for junior rotc programs. educators say these programs have become more popular because it promotes discipline, academics, and responsibility. students say they support lifting the ban on women serving in combat roles. >> i know from family and personal experiences that i supported. women should have equal opportunity of that is what they want to do in life. >> patapsco high school has the largest junior rotc program in baltimore county. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says massachusetts senator john kerry is the
KOFY
Jan 25, 2013 11:30am PST
stay on top of that. a mild earthquake shut pentagon around -- shook people around fairfield at 3.1, a mile from downtown fairfield. an attempted kidnapping in antioch prompted a school to get school a lesson in stranger danger. this is after a report of a parent reporting an incident of their child outside sutter elementary school. our news reporter has that story. >> the principal says they always watch the kids at drop off but today teachers volume teared to add extra patrol and they will be talking to the kids today about not talking to strangers. >> there were a lot of eyes on the antioch kids headed into sutter elementary school after news of a man trying to abduct a 5th grader has parents and edge. >> i am scareed. i see little kids walking home and i am like... >> it is very unsettling. strange something like this could happen next to you where your kid goes to school. >> the principal said the boy walked from school to his ride which was across the park. >> a stranger was at the park, in a car, called the student over saying that he was going do pick the student up and the
KRON
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm PST
announcement today at the pentagon. panetta said that not everyone can meet the qualifications to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to the chance. u.s. senator dianne feinstein has introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapons ban surrounded by members of congress, law enforcement and the clergy, feinstein said the bill will ban the sale of 157 military style assault weapons and ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says the 20 dead children in the newtown connecticut massacre is a wakeup call and now it's time for congress to act feinstein emphasized the bill protect the right of law abiding citizens who use guns for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. next at 8-30. an inside look at house police in the east bay are using technology to seek out the sounds of gun fire. >> hockey is back in the south bay. the first home game it was delayed because of a and h l lockout. scott rates is live outside the hrt pavilion in. the fans are ready for some hockey. >> reporter: absalom, outside of the h-p pavilion. absolutely. the fans are excit
CW
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm CST
four states and the bill introduced in 10 other state legislatures right now. the pentagon announcing big changes on the front line. slamming the couple of opponents dropping hints to the run for illinois governor. [ snoring ] [ male announcer ] zzzquil sleep-aid. [ snoring ] [ snoring ] [ male announcer ] it's not for colds. it's not for pain. it's just for sleep. [ snoring ] [ male announcer ] because sleep is a beautiful thing. [ birds chirping ] zzzquil -- the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil. have you tried this yet? save on zzzquil and other innovative products with the january 27th p&g brandsaver. can pluggable febreze make even this old container smell fresh? describe the room. a big, open space. smells really fresh, man. oh! [ both laugh ] febreze? how about that? yeah! febreze anti-clogging technology keeps it smelling fresh. febreze. breathe happy. the te'po story gets even crazier now, we now learn that the voice bills from his girlfriend may have been a man not speaking like a woman. he insisted he was not part of the hoax and apologize for
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
pentagon officially lifted the ban on women in combat today. in reality women have already been in combat for some time, certainly exposed to enemy fire as tammy duckworth can attest to. >>> everyone agrees now is the best time in two decades to push for gun safety laws. today senator dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. i think we're going to do background checks. >>> and paul broun, who last year called evolution lies straight from the pit of hell, is back at it. he says president obama is upholding, wait for this, the soviet constitution. boy, he's up to date. >>> and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. and the active ingredient relieves your cough. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were hea
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm EST
nod. >> you've been following this very closely. elizabeth, in covering the pentagon, what is the mood at the pentagon about chuck hagel coming in? >> well, to some degree you know, the -- >> they salute. >> they don't have a lot of opinion they share with us. they also say it doesn't make that much difference to them who is defense secretary. it will make a difference as the troops come out of afghanistan. that will be the president's policy for that drawdown schedule. you can be sure that what we know about senator hagel that he is -- he is very much in sync with the president about wanting troops out more quickly than perhaps some of the commanders would like. >> and there's some pretty big decisions, including how don't ask don't tell gets implemented, whether benefits are available to couples and especially to married couples in advance of a supreme court decision on doma, as well as the decisions on how quickly get integrated into combat forces. that's all going to be on hagel's plate. >> that's all on hagel's plate. you see a lot of republicans who are uneasy about giving c
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
trafficking. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >>> and the pentagon has officially lifted its ban on women in combat. today defense secretary leon panetta finalized the historic change. the new policy will open up more than 200,000 front line jobs to women mostly in the army and marines. >> the burden used to be we would say why should a woman serve in a particular specialty? now it's why shouldn't a woman serve in a particular specialty? >> the changes will not come overnight. the new policy will be phased in over the next three years. >>> if you're heading to new orleans for the super bowl, be warned. getting a cab may be tougher than you ever imagined. city regulations require credit card machines to be in the back of the cab so passengers can run them themselves. but cab drivers say they are having a hard time getting the new equipment and permits in time for the super bowl crowd. one city councilman warns the process is taking too long. >> i was out here for three hours yesterday not a single taxicab was processed to get a decal to be on the airport. >> one city council m
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
, everyone is committed to doing the job. they're fighting and dying together. >> the pentagon announced women will be allowed to serve in direct combat roles. new policy lists a 1994 ban. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> women makeup 15% of the active duty personnel. more than 150 have died in afghanistan and iraq. this helicopter bilt lost both of her legs serving in iraq. >> america's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty and freedom as their sons oor women will be awill youed to be part of infan tri units and special forces. >> i think it will be hard. women aren't built the same way as men. and i tli there is going to be a lot of discrimination. >> military units will have an opportunity to seek waivers but they have to be approved by the defense secretary ai. vast majority support women serving in combat but there are critics. one soldier told abc news women are designed to love and newer tour, men to, hunt and kill. president obama says the new policy will help the u.s. military become even stronger.
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold and conditions like this, in the camps king abdullah of jordan took the might of these people to the top today, to the world economic summit in davous. >> jordan is hosting a
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
process was set in motion today at the pentagon. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> brown: with that, defense secretary leon panetta-- joined by the chair of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey-- announced he's ending a 1994 ban on women in combat roles. >> as secretary, when i've gone to bethesda to visit wounded warriors, when i've gone to arlington to bury our dead, there is no distinction that's made between the sacrifices of man and women in uniform. they serve, they're wounded and they die right next to each other. the time has come to recognize that reality. >> brown: nearly 300,000 women have deployed over the past 11 years in iraq and afghanistan, where the frontlines aren't so clearly drawn. and 152 have died there. today's decision opens up some 230,000 battlefront positions to women, many in army and marine infantry units. commanders will have to decide whether women will be eligible for elite forces, such as the navy seals and the army's delta force. >> let me be clear-- we're not talking ab
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours, with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold and conditions like this, in the camps, king abdullah of jordan took the might of these people to the top today, to the world economic summit in davous. >> jordan is hosting almost 300,00
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